'South Wind Slicer' Cucumber
Origin: Louisa, Virginia
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~40
Germination tested 11/2023: 99%
Life cycle: Annual
Our dear friend Edmund Frost has spent over a decade working on breeding disease-resistant cucurbits. His 'South Anna' butternut squash is amazing. And now we're thrilled to be helping him release this new downy mildew resistant slicing cucumber! Bred especially to thrive through late summer when downy mildew pressure is high, 'South Wind' is a strong producer even when you plant early.
Here's what Edmund and the Common Wealth Seed Growers team have to say about it:
"Our new downy mildew resistant slicing cucumber! Named after the wind that blows downy mildew spores here from the South every summer. Edmund focused a lot on bacterial wilt tolerance as well as downy mildew resistance in the selections. These are strong, vigorous and productive plants that rarely produce misshapen fruits, even under stress. Straight, medium green, 7-8 inch cucumbers with aromatic flavor. Stem ends are never bitter."
Give it a try! You won't be disappointed!